Insulting Islam: Police open investigation into three cases


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 24 Feb 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Investigation papers have been opened in connection with three cases in which people reportedly insulted Islam, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun (pic).

The Inspector-General of Police said in the first case, a total of 478 police reports were lodged against a Facebook user named Foo Sing Wai, who posted words and infographics insulting to the Prophet and his wife Siti Aisyah.

“The 68-year-old suspect was arrested on Feb 19 and remanded until Feb 22.

“However, due to his age and health complications, the suspect was released on Feb 22 on police bail.

"The investigation paper has been forwarded to the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further instruction,” he said in a statement on Sunday (Feb 24).

The second case involved Facebook user Sarkar Tanesan, who insulted the Prophet and Muslims with profanities, he added.

“We received 11 police reports on the matter.

“The 21-year-old suspect was arrested on Feb 21 and has since been remanded until Monday (Feb 25) to assist with investigations,” the IGP said.

The third case under police probe involves Facebook user Sally Yen, who made a posting insulting to Islam which went viral recently, he added.

“The original posting was made in 2013, and we received 16 police reports.

“The DPP (at the time) classified the case 'as no further action' as the owner of the Facebook account could not be detected by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission,” he said.

However, Mohamad Fuzi said Bukit Aman was in the process of identifying who Sally Yen was.

The country’s top cop advised the public not to make, spread or share any statement that could jeopardise public order and disrupt the unity of Malaysians who comprise various religions and ethnicities.


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